Travis Pastrana's devastating bone-breaking crash at the X Games last night was a COMPLETE shock to us -- because just hours before the wreck, Travis told TMZ he had been practicing the trick for 5 years!
Travis busted out the move -- which he dubbed the "TP Roll" -- during the "Best Trick" competition at X Games 17 in L.A. .. when he lost control on the landing and broke his right foot and ankle in the crash.
Even worse -- Travis was supposed to make his debut as a NASCAR driver this weekend -- but now those plans have been put on hold.
Travis Pastrana'S X-GAMES CRASH
I PRACTICED THAT TRICK
FOR 5 YEARS!
7/29/2011 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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